A dazzling “fire rainbow” lit up the sky in South Carolina Sunday afternoon, stunning onlookers who scrambled for their cameras to snap the rare phenomenon. “I was on the beach with my children and two friends and one of my daughter’s friends said ‘Look, Look, Look!’ and she pointed it out and I saw it,” said Carole Rich-Williams of Charlotte, North Carolina. “I immediately grabbed my cellphone. “I didn’t know what it was, but I know that it was the first time that I had ever seen anything like that, which is why I took a picture.”

Fire rainbows are “one of many optical phenomena that exists when the sunlight interacts with various types of clouds — especially those in the highest level of the atmosphere, which are largely made of ice crystals,” said a rep for the National Weather Service. “This really represent nature’s more beautiful color shows. FULL REPORT